Monday, 31 December 2012

New Years nails

Butter London - The Black Knight and OPI - Rainbow Connection

my uninspired nails for the new year. wasn't feeling creative in this junk ass 42 degree weather...

least i won't be cooped up inside tonight. we're actually going out to welcome in the New Year this year.. and together!

--what i've learned this year...

-never stop fighting for what you believe in. it's better to try and fail than to live with regrets wondering what it could have been like.
-people walk in and out of your lives everyday. but only few leave footprints. i've both gained and lost friends this year... i've learned lots about the people in my life and have much to learn about the people i have yet to meet. but that's life and you learn something new everyday so long as you're willing to look.
-i have a new found obsession with nail polish.
-there is so much more to people than what meets the eye. even if you think you know someone. so matter how long you've known them.. you'd be surprised about how much you don't know about them.
-i couldn't live without my mother
-and most of all.. to love. love.. and be loveable. it is one of the most rewarding feelings in life.

i hope everyone has a fantastic new year and may it bring you endless happiness and good fortune ♥

Sunday, 30 December 2012

something fun?

it has been about 40+ degree celsius everyday... for the past week here. and all i've been doing is eating and camping inside the room trying to keep cool with the AC..

so.. what do i do when i'm bored and bothered?

starting from the thumb... OPI - I Have A Herring Problem and Kiss Me On My Tulips
index finger... Butter London - The Black Knight
middle finger... OPI - Kiss Me On My Tulips and OPI Stranger Tides
ring finger... OPI Pedal Faster Suzi and I Have A Herring Problem
pinky finger... OPI - Stranger Tides and OPI - Planks A Lot

--sniff nail polish.

Friday, 28 December 2012

my christmas weekend

long over due post... but i hope everyone had an awesome christmas holiday!

my christmas haul..

--strangely enough i'm very excited for the Elmer's glue and magic tape... apparently using Elmer's glue for a base coat then applying glitter polish is the way to go now.. because when you want to remove the polish.. you literally just peel it off.. as opposed to soaking your nails using the foil method.. or going through hundreds of cotton buds trying to remove all the glitter off of your nails. and as for the magic tape.. it makes cleaning  up marbling much easier :)

2 shirts from Just Jeans from the boys mother. pink nano ipod. magic tape. Elmer's glue and tea mug with chocolates from the boy. and OPI dutch treats from the boys brother :D

my christmas day nails... using my new OPI nail set.. Kiss My Tulips and I Have A Herring Problem

Boxing day shopping!

--for 6 hours of shopping with massive lines and people everywhere.. i don't think i did too much damage hahaha. mad masks. Burt's Bees miracle salve (this was almost impossible to find. the boy foind it in David Jones and surprised me with it) Japanese Cherry Blossom shower pack from the Body Shop. fruit scented candle. i'm not sure what we were thinking when we bought the Nerf guns.. hahaha and a key necklace from the boy ^_^

lunch at iKEA. swedish meatballs with jam and gravy

one of the best christmases i've ever had. and i was blessed to have spent it with such loving people. even though it was hotter than the devils ass hole.. i couldn't have asked for anything more.. well... maybe some femmefatale indie polishes ;P

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

#nails for newtown

my version of blue and gold nails in support for newtown

--had a lunch date with a friend today... basically my only friend in perth.. 

day drinking at its finest if i do say so myself. seems like everyone's been having domestic issues lately... with work getting busy and the holiday season coming round seems like its put everyone on edge... but at the end of the day.. so long as you're willing to fight for each other and work things out.. it's what matters most. 

first christmas gift of the year

evidently i couldn't wait till christmas to open it but i just couldn't wait to try them out.

Butter London Fishwife

Butter London West End Wonderland. BYS Out Of The Blue. BYS Million Dollar Baby. BYS Pot Of Gold

Monday, 17 December 2012

Butter to my bread

Butter London Fishwife swatched with Australis Speck-tacular

the picture doesn't do either polish any justice.. i wish i could share the holographic glitters more.. (i guess it's about time i invested time in figuring out how to use the boys DSLR camera ==") but this has got to be one of my most favourite polishes ever.

waiting for it to dry was a nightmare... because i went a little crazy with the holographic glitter top coat.. i had to sit around for about an hour and literally watch paint dry... and of course.. as per usual.. i need to go to the bathroom minutes after i'm done polishing... WHY DOES THIS ALWAYS HAPPEN! so i ended up smudging it and had to redo them...

Saturday, 15 December 2012

christmas shopping

$5 chicken and rice

i think this and winter melon tea was the highlight of the day for me...

if there's anything i hate more than christmas shopping... (massive lines. ridiculous amounts of people everywhere and although there's merchandise.. you still can't manage to find anything) it's probably having to wrap them...

although i don't think i did too bad... it only took me over 2 hours just to wrap 4 gifts... hahahaha

most unfortunately.. there's about 3 more people to have to shop for =="

Friday, 7 December 2012

my futile attempt at something festive

seeing as i have a christmas BBQ to attend this weekend.. i thought i'd do something festive.. only thing was.. i just had absolutely no inspiration whatsoever.. so after about.. 15 minutes of sniffing nail polish.. i came up with this...

not one of my greatest.. but it'll do for this week :P

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Subiaco fair date night :)

most delicious potato i've ever eaten.. $6 for a sliced potato dipped in batter, deep fried and sprinkled with chill chicken salt. pretty sure it's the longest line i've ever had to stand in for food.. but i have to say.. it was worth every minute.

most expensive and smallest beef burrito with salsa verde and chipotle sauce ever.. but thank goodness it was at least really tasty.

guess what i found...!

i almost shit myself when i saw these.. 22 bucks a pop... SO MUCH WANT! ugh... damn this christmas season and their season of giving and not receiving bullshit.. and damn this country and their ridiculously priced nail polish and their junk ass taxes..

*currently looking for a nail mail buddy*

bratwurst and sauerkraut with mustard :)

Monday, 3 December 2012

ombre nails

gradient glitter nails :)

it was sad for me to part with my glitter leopard nails.. but they were starting to chip and peel.. so i thought it'd do something different for my initiation tomorrow.. hopefully they'll have work for me. i really don't want to wait till after christmas to start working... i don't think i could handle another month of this housewife shit hahahaha :D

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

one of the best care packages ever

guess what finally came in the mail today!

i'm so excited to try them i'm squealing like a little girl!

they're almost impossible to find in Australia.. hell.. a lot of things are impossible to find in Australia.. and if you do find them.. they're so incredibly expensive because everything that steps foot in this god damn country is so heavily taxed. so when i saw them on sale on CatchOfTheDay i went bat shit crazy.. and i was even luckier that the boy got them for me.. *muahahahaha* power of additional card holder :D

AND on an almost even better note... i finally have a job!!!
i go in next tuesday for initiation.. so i'm very excited i can finally make some monies to feed this nail addiction ^_^

Monday, 26 November 2012

Stereosonic Perth 2012

it was an awesome day listening to Tiesto, Avicii, Calvin Harris, Example and many other great trance artists... although the sun was blistering on our already sunburnt skin hahahaha even though prior to going out we both lathered our skin with sun block fearing a repeat of last weeks burn.

the crowd is VERY different to Sydney... first and foremost.. there aren't as many asians shuffling in Perth as there are in Sydney.. and there aren't as many guys puffing out their chests in tight short shorts bouncing their man tits around either. one thing i did notice was.. the asians in Perth shoved these.. sticks that smelt like Vicks vapo rub up their  noses a lot.. it was one of the strangest things i've ever seen. no idea what it does for them.. but i didn't really want to ask either.. the crowd didn't seem to friendly.. and i didn't want to start a riot.. but hey.. to each their own. the boy and i had our overly priced beers and wiggled to the music throughout the night being occasionally bumped into by a drunk spectator :)

Sunday, 25 November 2012

le wedding

Aaron and Trish's Wedding

my nails for the wedding...

Ibis Hotel Perth

Roast Pork and Celery Puree

Sweet Chili Asian Prawn Salad

Roast Lamb and Vegetables with Black Olive Risotto

Manhattan Mud Cake with Chocolate Sauce

Passionfruit Cheesecake

--the only reason why the food pictures exist is because the boy took them for me.. i was almost gone by the time the mains were served :P

at the beginning of the reception we had pre drinks and i got a little overly excited at the open bar.. the table that we were sitting at were absolutely hilarious. of course i didn't know anyone and the ones the boy knew were old primary school friends. we were definitely the loudest, most rowdy table of the entire wedding. and i'm pretty sure we drank the most too. initially whenever anyone wanted to get a drink... they'd just walk to the bar and the bar tender would give them the drink of their choice.. i think eventually she just gave up and gave the boy a bottle of champagne to take back to our table..
he being the typical guy.. wanted to pop the cork.. and me being about... 4 champagne glasses in.. for some reason thought it was such an ingenious idea to shake the bottle.. yeah.. it didn't go very well.. i ended up getting champagne all over my dress.. but everyone else found it very amusing.

once again.. i was the tallest asian in the building.. although my 6inch heels didn't help my cause.. i could have easily passed as a decorated support beam :P

all in all it was a really fun night. it ended pretty early so we wanted to go dancing afterwards but ended up going home and passing out by midnight. seeing as we have Stereosonic to go to the next day...

we play it off like we're such party animals.. when really we're like an old retired couple going to bed around 11 hahahaha.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

back and sunburnt =="

finally back to civilisation and cellphone service area now! spent the weekend with the other half in Hamelin Bay.

Left saturday morning after breakfast... drove for about 3 hours through Margaret River and stopped by 3 Oceans Wine Company for lunch

The Howling Wolves for some wine tasting and of course wine :)

--their moscato is absolutely delicious btw.

we finally got to our beach apartment in Hamelin Bay

the water was absolutely freezing but so clear and blue. i'm used to the brown muddy waters of Ocean City in Virginia and the overcrowded Bondi Beach in Sydney... so being here was a serene opportunity.. let alone to share it with the other half.

breakfast of champions! hahahhaa some buttermilk pancakes and bacon for breakfast before heading to Prevally Beach for canoeing.

Buch tucker canoe tour on Margaret River! :D

bush tucker lunch!

delicious spread of smoked emu, kangaroo, crocodile, turkey, tomato relish, cheddar cheese, basil pesto, bush peppers, mango chutney, tomato bread, berries, and crackers

it was surprisingly really good. they each had their own distinct texture and taste.. but it was just like any other sandwich meats.. although.. table manners were a little off.. hahaha had to sit on our life jackets with our dirty feets

the paddle home was a mission. getting to the picnic area was a sinch because we were following the stream down.. but going back up to the car we were padding against the stream.. we were paired with the tour guide lady.. who was such a machine.. we had gone about half way back to our start point when she had realised that there were 2 canoes who fell behind. so we had to make a U-turn to go and find them. in one canoe... there was a couple and their friend who couldn't paddle to save their lives... i understand it being difficult to steer the canoe when you're going against the stream... but i reckon they were just too lazy to try.. (you know girls who refuse to get their hands dirty or break a nail... yeah...) so i don't know what they were expecting when they signed up for the canoe tour... it wasn't like the canoes were going be motor equipped... and there was a couple of Chile who... genuinely just couldn't keep up with going against the stream. so the tour guide lady swapped with one of the girls to our canoe and the Chile couple followed her back to the car. we were stuck with miss princess and the picnic baskets and peoples belongings struggling to get back. it took us forever to get back and half way through i was so over it. my arms were so incredibly sore and my skin started to burn... and mind you.. being incompetent herself... tried to tell me what to do and how to paddle (==") i mean.. she was friendly and kept running her mouth about where she was from... but.. i just really wanted to get back to the car and out of the sun... finally we made it back... and as a treat he and i went to get some ice cream... canoe aftermath...

notice how red my arms are?! (i thought i was going to kill her) and the other half copped it the worst because his skin was much lighter than mine.. seeing as he's in the office all day.. and my punk ass is always walking to and from school during the day... (that and i've been burnt to a crisp before... clearly i haven't learnt my lesson)

we stopped by priceline to grab some aloe vera and anti inflammatory spray.. then proceeded to doust our arms and legs in it for the rest of the night... (even now)

last dinner in Hamelin Bay... i made beef stroganoff and rice

all in all it was a really great weekend... although i can't get past this sun burn right now.. i know once i get past the burn stage... then the itching stage.. followed by the peeling stage... i'll be able to look back and remember... TO NEVER GO OUT IN THE SUN WITHOUT SUNBLOCK! no matter how short or long of a period you think you're going to be in the sun for! and even if it doesn't feel hot outside! i mean.. what a beautiful stay it was and how great it was to spend some quality alone time with the other half just being around each other and spending time together :)